• Sport Specific Drinking Motives Among Male Collegiate Hockey Players

      Thompson, Steve (2013)
      Research shows that student athletes are consuming more alcohol than any other population on college campuses. Many studies have suggested that the culture of sport combined with the social setting and pressures of playing on a team put these athletes at a high risk for drinking heavily and suffering multiple alcohol related consequences. One area of research that has not been studied is the concept of sport specific drinking motives. Each individual sport has a unique culture and with it very diverse personalities. For this reason, we hypothesize that individual sports will likewise have unique drinking motives and expectations with regard to alcohol use. In particular, hockey players at UAF may drink for different reasons than the general UAF population.